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County Hall in Exeter - The home of Devon County Council.

Tax-payers in Honiton will soon see an increase in their council tax bill as the county council plans to spend more money on vulnerable children, social care and roads.

The budget, approved at Devon County Hall yesterday (February 20), will see more than £43 million extra pumped into vital services with an additional £23.7 million for adult care and health, £11.5 million more for children's services and £2 million more to help deal with drainage issues on the road network.

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Image courtesy of Gary Rogers.

Welcome to this week's planning briefing from Honiton Nub News. Every week your Nub News team will put together a report on the planning applications, big and small, submitted to the area's planning authority, East Devon District Council, from the Honiton area.

The applications featured in this report have been verified by EDDC but decisions on the applications have not yet been made.

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Temporary exhibition of the work of Richard Long at The Hepworth in Wakefield. Picture courtesy of Poliphilo.

The relationship between man, the natural world and its future will be explored in a unique new exhibition in Honiton from internationally acclaimed British artist Richard Long.

Spanning 40 years (1966 – 2006) of Long's artistic practice, starting with his early experiments near his home town of Bristol, there will be 21 works on show, presenting the full breadth of Long's practice, including photography, sculpture, text, material, drawings, maps and diagrams.

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Just over a week ago, Honiton's Jake Bonetta became the first Labour candidate elected to East Devon District Council for 20 years, after winning the by-election for the St Michael's seat with an impressive 807 votes. It's being seen as a landmark victory for the local Labour party – but Jake is adamant that his priority is to serve everyone in the community, regardless of their political leanings.

And he said he's looking forward to making the most of his position on the district council to benefit the Honiton community.

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